6th July 2020 in In Pictures In_pictures Week in pictures In_pictures A selection of powerful news photographs taken around the world this week. Image copyright Giulia Spadafora/NurPhoto via Getty Images Image caption The statue of a 17th century slave trader, Edward Colston, is thrown into a harbour by anti-racism protestors in Bristol, UK. The statue has since been retrieved and will be taken to a secure location before becoming a museum exhibit. Image copyright Joe Raedle/Getty Images Image caption A man kneels in front of a memorial and mural for George Floyd in Houston, Texas. Mr Floyd died in Minneapolis last month when a white police officer held a knee on his neck for nearly nine minutes, sparking nationwide protests. Image copyright Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images Image caption US Democrats from the House and Senate kneel in silence for eight minutes and 46 seconds to honour George Floyd, in Washington, DC. Image copyright Navesh Chitrakar / Reuters Image caption In Kathmandu, Nepalese youths are sprayed with a water cannon during a protest, as they demand a more effective response from the government to fight the coronavirus. Image copyright Francesco Pecoraro/Getty Images Image caption A woman is tested for Covid-19 in Salerno, Italy. The country imposed a strict and lengthy lockdown on 7 March, but has since reopened its borders and ended regional travel restrictions. Image copyright Victoria Jones / PA Image caption A dentist in north London prepares equipment as their practice opens up for the first time since the UK went into lockdown. NHS England said dental surgeries could resume as normal, as long as they put appropriate safety measures in place. Image copyright Khalid al-Mousily / Reuters Image caption A boy dives into the Tigris river to cool down, as the temperature soars in Baghdad, Iraq. Image copyright Mike Blake / Reuters Image caption A child runs along the beach at sunset in Carlsbad, California. Image copyright Harry Trump/Getty Images Image caption A wolf in its enclosure at Exmoor Zoo, near Barnstaple, UK. Zoos and safari parks are to reopen in England from 15 June. All photographs belong to the copyright holders as marked.